Drama Queens

Uploaded: January 31, 2010 04:45:33


Another shot from our orchid adventure at the South Texas Botanical Gardens in Corpus Christi last November - over 2000 orchids, most in bloom! A wonderful walking trail, a bird siting area and besides a greenhouse filled with orchids, many other outside blooming plants along the trail, as well. A good place to "poke around"!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 31, 2010

Gorgeous details, composition, colors and BG, Valarie. #1233139

Amy M. Wilson January 31, 2010

WOW, gorgeous colors, details and lighting! Just beautiful, Valarie! #8343774

Ron McEwan January 31, 2010

Lovely absolutely lovely Valarie detail, texture comp all elements are checked off here. WTG #8343794

Douglas Pignet January 31, 2010

Beautiful capture with wonderful lighting and comp. great find and presentation, love the colors as well. #8343879

Anita Hogue January 31, 2010

WOW, Valarie, this is soooooo gorgeous! Beautiful presentation and wonderful clarity! #8343920

Gord MacEachern January 31, 2010

What a beautiful floral Valarie, tones, detail, and lighting are fabulous!! #8343947

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe January 31, 2010

Yes!! Sounds so fantastic - like this gorgeously composed image!! #8343958

Hayden Cannon level-classic January 31, 2010

Fantastic capture Valerie, very nice comp, pov, colors, lighting and details great shot! #8344149

Linda D. Lester level-classic January 31, 2010

Just beautiful!!!! #8344163

Monnie Ryan January 31, 2010

Gorgeous, Valarie! Beautiful colors and composition! #8344201

Jack Ryan January 31, 2010

Wonderful color and comp...excellent detail as well...a real beauty. Very well done, Valarie. #8344229

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 31, 2010

Lovely florals here, Valarie.

Dominick #8344331

Carol L. Fowler January 31, 2010

Sounds like a spectacular place to visit- and you went at the perfect time for the perfect capture. #8344357

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 31, 2010

exquisite! #8344377

Hal Bambrick January 31, 2010

Stunning Macro Work Valarie!!!!!. #8344528

Gina Cormier level-classic January 31, 2010

HOLY CRAP!!!! The clarity, color and detail in this image is just outstanding!!!! WOWIE!!!! #8344556

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 31, 2010

Absolutely WOW and gorgeous, Val! Added to favs! Soooo pretty!! #8344673

Kerry Hill January 31, 2010

Gorgeous florals Valarie, fantastic colour and detail!! #8344818

Patricia Seidler January 31, 2010

Stunning Valarie against the black b/g. #8344878

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 31, 2010

GORGEOUS floral Valarie, beautiful presentation against the black BG, WTG!! <>< #8345543

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 31, 2010

Gloriously BEAUTIFUL, Val!!! :-) k #8345583

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 31, 2010

Beautiful, Valarie! #8345886

John Benway February 01, 2010

Gorgeous work Valarie, beautiful color, detail and composition.
John #8346444

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 01, 2010

Warm thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving a comment - as always, it's much appreciated! ~Val #8346936

Karen Bacon February 01, 2010

A stunning and unusual composition Valerie! Beautiful!! #8347310

Jim Huffield February 01, 2010

Simply gorgeous, Valarie. Jim #8347322

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 01, 2010

Thanks so much Karen and Jim! #8348496

Cathy Barrows February 01, 2010

gorgeous...by your title I was expecting a portrait of my 2 oldest granddaughters...lol #8348532

Julie Burnett February 02, 2010

Val, you've outdone yourself on this!! Stunning, gorgeous....outstanding!!!! #8349327

Nancy J. Locke February 02, 2010

A gorgeous and vibrant capture, Val. Beautiful composition and contrast!!!

Good morning :D

Nancy J Locke


Val Feldman level-deluxe February 02, 2010

Thanks Cathy, Julie and Nancy L!! #8349651

Sam Britt February 02, 2010

Beautiful composition, color, great detail & lighting, Val. #8351628

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic February 03, 2010

Lovely floral, Val! Beautifully captured and presented. #8353408

Marty Straub February 04, 2010

A masterpiece of captured light. An exceptional photo from the black background to the golden spots of flower; amazing in composition and well seen with the streaks of shadow and light. Way to poke around, Valarie. #8356256

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 06, 2010

Beautiful colors, lighting and presentation, Valarie! #8361860

Kathleen Rinker February 07, 2010

Gorgeous!!! #8362944

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 07, 2010

Thanks so much Sam, Carrie, Marty, Kelly and Kathleen! As always, your comments are so appreciated! ~Val #8364044

Maria A. Gonzalez February 07, 2010

Just beautiful,Val....Excellent detail,the black bg really brings out the beautiful colors of these amazing flowers...Very pretty full frame composition..Well captured... #8364263

Julianne Bradford February 07, 2010

Beautiful in every way Valarie! #8364541

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 07, 2010

The details are remarkable, beautiful work! #8364659

Tommy E. Burgess February 07, 2010

Gorgeous floral still life Valarie!! #8364674

Patricia A. Stalter February 16, 2010

What more could you ask for? I love the light in a greenhouse. Lovely #8386813

Sharon F. Morris February 19, 2010

WOW love this Valarie!! Congrats on your Finalist. #8394230

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

HUGE congratulations on your FABULOUS Finalist, Valarie!!! WTG #8394247

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Valarie! #8394582

Jack Ryan February 19, 2010

Congratulations...a very deserving finalist. #8394900

Douglas Pignet February 19, 2010

Congratulations on being a finalist, very well deserved #8394968

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congrats and best luck with this fabulous finalsit, Val!!! #8395170

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist Val!! #8395180

Robert R. Goodman level-addict February 19, 2010

A big congratulation,Valarie.Very well done!!! #8395315

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist (s), Valarie!!

Patti #8395612

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395962

Julie Burnett February 19, 2010

It's STILL stunning, gorgeous, and outstanding!! Huge congrats again, Val!! #8396099

Freddy Bland February 19, 2010

Great title for this gorgeous image, Valerie! Very well done!! #8396360

Ann Coates level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist award Valarie. #8396412

Kerry Hill February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie!! #8396555

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Valerie. Beautiful photo. #8396793

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congratulations Valarie!!! #8396952

Patricia Seidler February 19, 2010

Congratulations on this beauty Valarie. Good luck in the next round. #8396977

Anita Tykwinski February 19, 2010

Congrats my dear friend on your well deserved flowers.... #8396978

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist! Good luck in the next round! !!!!!! #8397006

Dianna Murphy February 19, 2010

I missed this amazing finalist! Congrats again... a big and well deserved month for you! #8397310

Melissa G. Meiselman February 19, 2010

Stunning finalist!! Congratulations, Valarie!!! #8397399

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 19, 2010

huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8397449

Carol L. Fowler February 19, 2010

Big Congrats on this wonderful Finalist! #8398093

Valentin M. Armianu February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #8398211

Sam Britt February 19, 2010

Big Conrats on this beautiful finalist, Val! #8398572

Gord MacEachern February 19, 2010

Three very well deserved finalists Valarie, good luck next round! #8398858

Bonnie C. Lackey February 19, 2010

You've got some fantastic finalists, Valarie! #8398876

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved finalists. Well done.
JP #8399473

Tommy E. Burgess February 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved finalist Valarie!! Best of luck in the next round! #8399510

Mary K. Robison February 20, 2010

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Valarie!
Best of luck to you with all your finalists on the next level! #8399874

Anita Hogue February 20, 2010

Congratulations on this and all your finalist, Valarie! They are all gorgeous! #8400490

Gina Cormier level-classic February 20, 2010

WOW girl...you got 3!!!!!!!!!!!! I was happy to get one!! hahahaha
Congrats on these fabulous images. Well deserved my friend! ;-) #8400617

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

WOW...this is absolutely magnificent, Valarie! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb #8400913

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 20, 2010

Gorgeous finalist, Val! Congratulations!!! :) #8401284

Margaret R. Barry level-classic February 20, 2010

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Valarie! #8402054

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 20, 2010

Glorious Valarie! Congratulations on your finalist! #8402479

Hayden Cannon level-classic February 20, 2010

Huge congratulations Valarie on this wonderful and well deserved finalist! #8402549

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe February 21, 2010

Fabulous beauty Finalist! Congratulations on this and your other fabulous finalists! #8403283

Maria A. Gonzalez February 21, 2010

Congratulations Val on your beautiful finalists...This one is stunning...Amazing colors and black bg to bring out these beauties.. #8403399

Robert Jensen February 21, 2010

Orchids are my favorite flowers - just image is beautiful. Congratulations. #8403406

Gina M. Savage February 21, 2010

Congratulations, Valarie...stunning finalist. #8403729

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 21, 2010

A warm thanks to all of you for stopping by with your words of support and encouragement...as always, your kindness is much appreciated! ~Val #8404834

Tess L. Yee February 22, 2010

Congrats on this fab floral finalist, Valarie! #8406815

Karen Bacon February 22, 2010

Congratulations Valerie,on this lovely finalist! #8406953

Julianne Bradford February 23, 2010

So cool Valarie! Congrats! #8410249

Phyllis H. Burchett February 25, 2010

This is stunning Valarie! Congrats on your finalist! #8416982

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